BHAVESH JOSHI SUPERHERO
Director: Vikramaditya Motwane
Starring: Harshvardhan Kapoor, Priyanshu Painyuli, Ashish Verma, Nishikant Kamat
Story: Vikramaditya Motwane, Anurag Kashyap and Abhay Korrane
Phantom Films, Eros International and Reliance Entertainment’s BHAVESH JOSHI SUPERHERO is a vigilante film which talks about fighting against injustice, corruption etc. Two friends Bhavesh Joshi (Priyanshu Painyuli) and Sikandar (Harshvardhan Kapoor) who want to do something about the corrupt and rotten state of Mumbai city; the film shows them joining the social movement against corruption which took place few years ago and are also happy to go jail for it. Inspired by these movements they start their own You Tube channel named Insaaf TV, where, they upload videos of themselves in which they wear paper bags on their face and stop people from cutting trees, crossing red light signal even at late night on empty roads, stop people from urinating on walls and all. But Sikandar after a while leaves these and starts working for an MNC company, five years have gone by and he is offered to go to America from his company and Bhavesh stills continues their movement against injustice. Bhavesh stumbles into a racket that goes all the way to the top and invokes a state minister played by Nishikant Kamat. Bhavesh will do whatever it takes to tell the country about their false work but in turn of events now we see Sikandar becomes donning a mask to fight against the water mafia. The first half of the film is good but the second half feels a bit stretched with montages of training and investigating and all. The motives of both the Heros and Villains are generic. The climax is disappointing.
Technically the film is good, cinematographer has shot some scenes very well, especially the bike chase scene and the use of light is brilliant and has captured Mumbai in all the grimy glory , music is okay, writing wise the film works very well in before the interval but loses its way in the second half.
Performances wise Harshvardhan Kapooor is good; he exhibits the right kind of emotions in the film. On the other hand Priyanshu Painyuli is awesome; Nishikant Kamt is okay in his role, he lacks the punch. All the other actors play their part well.
Vikramaditya Motwane keeps it as real as possible. But the film is stretched from a good first half to Kapoor’s fight training videos and things only gets lost in the way in second half. Director Vikramaditya motwane unlike his other films Udaan and Trapped does not leave a mark with this one.